Former Test cricketer tweets Australia Day slur against Muslims

Former Test cricketer Rodney Hogg’s anti-Muslim slur on Twitter was “more than despicable, it’s the pits really”, the leader of an Islamic group said today.

Hogg is embroiled in a racial controversy after an ill-advised attempt at humour on Australia Day.

“Just put out my aussie flag for Australia Day but I wasn’t sure if it would offend Muslims…So I wrote ‘Allah is a shit’ on it to make sure,” Hogg tweeted at midday today.

Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 2012